(WTNH)–The humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico is growing tonight, with the island in desperate need of help after a direct hit from Hurricane Maria.
Connecticut is getting ready for an influx of students escaping the island. A New Haven principal just moved to the Elm City from Puerto Rico. He’s desperately trying to get in touch with his family, and to bring them here.
Daniel Bonet-Ojeda is the principal at John Daniels Magnet School. He’s lived in New Haven for only five weeks. He says he’s planning on bringing his three children to Connecticut as soon as they can get a flight out.
“We have a big population of Puerto Ricans, of Latinos. Everybody is trying to pull their families out. Even me, I’ve been trying to get airline tickets to pull them out of the city so we are hoping we will receive the students,” Bonet-Ojeda said.
Bonet-Ojeda says the doors are open at John Daniels for students coming for Puerto Rico, and he’ll do whatever he can to make it a smooth transition for them.